Yasuke is an action and fantasy genre original anime series released on Netflix in spring 2021. The production period of the anime has been continuing for a long time. The anime, which was announced for the first time in 2018, finally met with the audience. The series, not based on any manga or light novels, was created by LeSean Thomas. The creator of the series also appeared with Cannon Busters. On the animation side, there is MAPPA, a successful studio. We also know the studio with Jujutsu Kaisen, one of the trends of 2020, and Dorohedoro that is also aired on Netflix. Netflix licensed production came to the screens with its first season of 6 episodes on April 29, 2021. Viewers are now wondering if there will be a second season of the anime.
What is the plotline of the anime?
Once known as the Black Samurai, a peaceful boatman finds himself back in the middle of the conflict when he takes a little girl with mysterious powers under his wing. In 16th-century feudal Japan, an alternative reality redesigned with magic and advanced technology, a warrior named Yasuke witnessed the fall of Oda Nobunaga in the battle against the warlord Yami no Daimyō army in Honnō-ji.
Twenty years later, Yasuke puts his story behind him as a legendary ronin known as the “Black Samurai” and retires in a remote village as a boatman named Yassan. At a local bar, he encounters a singer named Ichika and sick Saki with mysterious magical powers. After an attack, Yasuke is tasked by Ichika to take the boy to a doctor. While protecting the little girl, he will find himself in a power struggle.
Will there be a second season of Yasuke?
Netflix, Mappa, or LeSean Thomas have not yet renewed the anime for a second season. The fact that the anime has been broadcast on Netflix globally and has a successful name behind it keeps the hopes alive for the second season. On the other hand, anime already enjoys strong popularity. Hopeful signals were given for the second season from the anime’s Twitter page. The anime team says this is just an introduction and their bigger goal. It’s hard to accept this as a renewal for now, but it’s undeniably a strong signal.
We hope these 6 episodes would serve as an introduction to this world and get you hype for more. We have big plans for Yasuke. It’s just the beginning. ⚔️🖤
— YASUKE (@flyinglotus) April 29, 2021
So when can a new season of the anime be released? It is difficult to answer this question as there is no renewal yet, and the release of the anime three years after its first announcement may make you think that you will wait as long as the first season for a second season. However, this is a misleading thought. We know that animations and character designs take a long time at first, but then the time required for a new season is about one year. If there is a renewal, it is possible to see Yasuke second season in 2022. We will be monitoring the official news and notifying you. Stay tuned.